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50 Wise And Interesting Harper Lee Quotes


Harper Lee was a novelist from the United States of America. Alabama-born Lee started her literary career in the 1960s and kept writing novels for over five long decades. She mainly wrote fiction. The novelist is best known for her 1960 published novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Over a million copies of the book were sold by 1970. It was named the best book of the 20th century by the Library Journal.

Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926. She attended the University of Alabama where she studied law but couldn't complete the degree. After working as a ticketing agent for a while she started working on her first novel that later made history. Another novel of her Go Set a Watchman was published in 2015 though it was written before To Kill a Mockingbird was published. She also wrote five different articles for Vogue, McCall's and O, The Oprah Magazine.

In the year 1961, To Kill a Mockingbird won the Pulitzer Fiction prize. It is one of the most sold novels ever with a sales figure of over 30 million copies worldwide. Harper Lee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 for her contribution to literature. She was known to have a very distinctive personality and was known to make fun of herself. Today we have gathered some of the most beautiful and charming quotes of Harper Lee.

Things are always better in the morning.
Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
A man can condemn his enemies, but it’s wiser to know them.
If you did not want much, there was plenty.
They're ugly, but those are the facts of life.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
As sure as time, history is repeating itself, and as sure as man is man, history is the last place he’ll look for his lessons.
Equal rights for all, special privileges for none.
Things are never as bad as they seem.
Finders were keepers unless title was proven.
Clowns are sad, it's folks that laugh at them.
People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.
You don't have to learn much out of books, it's like if you want to learn about cows, you go milk one.
The things that happen to people we never really know. What happens in houses behind closed doors, what secrets.
You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
Try fighting with your head for a change... it's a good one, even if it does resist learning.
The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think.
Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.
Nothin’s real scary except in books.
You can't really get to know a person until you get in their shoes and walk around in them.
One must lie under certain circumstances and at all times when one can't do anything about them.
If we followed our feelings all the time, we'd be like cats chasin' their tails.
Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.
Go away, the old buildings said. There is no place for you here. You are not wanted. We have secrets.
People have a habit of doing everyday things even under the oddest conditions.
Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.
People don’t like to have somebody knowing more than they do. It aggravates them.
Ladies pick funny things to be proud of.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn't the way they actually are.
Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do.
Don’t you study about other folks’s business till you take care of your own.
There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads—they couldn’t be fair if they tried.
Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced.
Cry about the simple hell people give other people- without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they're people too.
The remainder of the afternoon went by in the gentle gloom that descends when relatives appear.
It's not time to worry yet.
Everybody’s gotta learn, nobody’s born knowing.
Let the dead bury the dead.
Nothing is more deadly than a deserted, waiting street.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
One does not love breathing.
So far nothing in your life has interfered with your reasoning process.
If you can learn a simple trick, you'll get along a lot better with all kind of folks.
Las personas que están en sus cabales no se enorgullecen de sus talentos.
Love her, but leave her wild.
Most people are nice when you finally see them.

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